Mayor Gives Himself a Fine for Parking Violation


SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) A suburban Kansas City mayor has fined himself after parking in a handicapped space and getting called out by a former City Council member.

The Kansas City Star reports Shawnee, Kan., Mayor Jeff Meyers was late to a council meeting Tuesday so he parked in the closest spot to City Hall he could find.

It was a handicapped parking space, and former Councilman Kevin Straub took a photo of the parked vehicle and told the Shawnee police chief about it.

Police wrote Meyers a warning ticket Wednesday. On Thursday, Meyers donated $135 equivalent to the cost of a citation to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund.

Meyers says he decided to park in the handicapped spot and accept whatever consequences occurred. He promised to not do it again.


About Author

KMAN Staff

Leave A Reply